Rangers become worst-ever team in Champions League group stage history

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Rangers have become the worst-ever team in Champions League history after recording a sixth straight defeat to Ajax at Ibrox.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst's side finish the group stage having lost every game and scoring just a single goal – leaving them with a goal difference of -20.

The Gers best European result this season was a 2-0 defeat to Liverpool. Jurgen Klopp's side also inflicted the worst defeat on the Glasgow team, drubbing them 7-1 at Ibrox in October.

It means that Rangers have now recorded the worst group stage return since the adoption of the format in the 1990s.

The previous holders of this unenviable record were Croatian team Dinamo Zagreb, who suffered no points and a -19 goal difference in 2011/12, in a group that featured Real Madrid, Lyon and Ajax.

Ajax were also one of Rangers' tormentors, winning 3-1 at Ibrox on Tuesday night, with Napoli the other team to confine them to their lamentable fate.

Incredibly, Rangers had another rival to the crown this season. Viktoria Plzen of the Czech Republic record no points and a goal difference of -19 in a group consisting of Bayern Munich, Inter Milan and Barcelona.

Rangers' record-breaking Champions League results

Matchday 1: Ajax 4-0 Rangers

Matchday 2: Rangers 0-3 Napoli

Matchday 3: Liverpool 2-0 Rangers

Matchday 4: Rangers 1-7 Liverpool

Matchday 5: Napoli 3-0 Rangers

Matchday 6: Rangers 1-3 Ajax

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